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Israeli settlers run over two Palestinian minors in 24 hours

February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

An Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian boy on Thursday morning near the West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian medical sources said the boy sustained serious injuries.

A Palestinian activist in Israeli settlement file Ghassan Daglas told Quds Press news agency that “The settler ran over Zaaria Asaous, 15, while he was crossing the main street in Beita village near Nablus.”

The boy was rushed to a Palestinian hospital in Nablus and according to Quds Press, medical sources say he is in critical condition. He has several wounds and bruises all over his body. Medical sources said that he was admitted to the IUC for intensive care.

It is noteworthy to mention that this is the second accident of its kind within 24 hours.

Another Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian girl on Wednesday evening in the West Bank city of Hebron. The girl was identified as Zeinab al-Fakhouri, 9.

She was rushed to a Palestinian hospital in the city and, according to medical sources, she sustained serious injuries.

In both cases, the settlers fled the scene.

Such incidents have been repeatedly reported and documented by activists and human rights organisations. But it is apparent that the Israeli occupation does not hold the perpetrators accountable for aggressive acts towards Palestinians.

This is what encourages settlers to continue being aggressive towards Palestinians, stated The Palestinian Human Rights Group (Al-Raqeeb.)

Below is a video from a similar incident in 2010.